Best Things To Do In Dublin
There's lots to keep you busy in Dublin. Make the most of your visit to Dublin with these top things to do in and around the city.
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One of the finest luxury hotels in the city, the Shelbourne is more commonly known as the grande dame of Dublin. This is the place that Dubliners go to mark a truly special occasion, or treat themselves to a cocktail in the Horseshoe Bar. It’s also played a pivotal role in the history of the country, too — the Shelbourne was in the middle of the Easter Rising conflict, and the very first Irish constitution was signed in room 112.
Right in the centre of Dublin, The Westbury is a little Tardis of lavishness tucked just beside the shopping enclave of Grafton Street. Walk up the grandiose, bifurcated staircase and you’ll be met with the Gallery, which is always filled with people tucking into afternoon tea on turquoise armchairs.
The Dean Hotel
The boutique Dean Hotel, part of a terrace of Georgian townhouses, offers first-class, quirky and luxurious accommodation. The Grafton Street shopping district is a five-minute stroll away; the Camden Street strip, with its range of bars and restaurants, even closer; and the green spaces of St Stephen’s Green and the Iveagh Gardens closer still. The Dean exudes a youthful, funky ambience - but everyone is welcome.
The Merrion Hotel
The Merrion Hotel is made up of four beautiful Georgian townhouses, blended seamlessly into one super-swish hotel. You can cosy up by the roaring fire in the lobby with a cup of tea and the papers, or hide away in its tiny cocktail bar for an old fashioned.
The Fitzwilliam Hotel
The Fitzwilliam Hotel is a residence that oozes charm with the warmest welcome, always. A boutique luxury escape in the very heart of everything, it’s the most recommended, best reviewed, most loved, multi award-winning five-star hotel with the best location in Dublin.
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Brooks Hotel is the kind of place you’d usually find in the countryside, with a cosy library stocked up with board games and books, and a full cinema to boot. The bar is a great spot for whiskey lovers.
The Green Hotel
Tranquil, smoothly run and light-filled, the Stephen's Green Hotel offers city-centre convenience and excellent facilities. The location is first-class: the shops of Grafton Street are a five-minute walk away, the green expanses of St Stephen's Green and the Iveagh Gardens on the doorstep, and the LUAS tram line runs past the hotel.